Tuesday, 7 August 2012

The Colorful World of Hengki Koentjoro

Name: Hengki Koentjoro
City: Jakarta, Indonesia
Date: July 28 2012

1. I notice your photos are all in grey scale.

Is there a reason you prefer black and white photos over colored?
I love playing with Black and White tones. It may look like only 2 colors but the range is very dynamic; color ranging from the deep black to the whitest white with greys in between. The ability to “see” in Black and White is a practice I’ve been perfecting for the last 20 years, this ability will dictate what kind of scene is BW and what is not. The final product will be a photograph with a certain atmosphere to achieve special mood, so in a way it is a tool for expressing one emotion.

2. How do you get pictures from such extreme places?! It looks like some are from mountain tops, over the ocean, over canyons and oceans. What are some of the methods you've used to get these shots? Which of them has been your favorite?

Just the love of traveling and exploring places you’ve never been before, it’s exiting. I always keep open mind and be thankful to any thing given to you. The best place without a doubt is the ocean, she can be tranquil on time and deadly another. Nature has always captivate me and she rarely let me down.

3. Do you work in any other art forms other than photography?If so, what? If not, what do you think you might like to try someday?

Up to this moment only photography.

4. Have you always had a passion for photography? Was there something else you wanted to do as a career before getting involved so heavily in photography?

I’m doing videography for my 9 to 5 job. I hope one day I can make a feature documentary with mother nature as the main subject.

5. What are some stereotypes you've heard about Canadians?

None, not to interested with stereotyping.
(Well now! That's a classy way to live! ^_^)
6. How come you steer mostly towards nature as your subject matter rather than people or objects?

Nature is spectacular; if we know where to seek we just might get the best of her. She is truly an artist in her own right.
(Nature really is beautiful~)

7. Is there an underlying theme that connects all of your photography? Or do you count every project as a separate foundation?

I seek for tranquility,contrast,surrealism and mysticism in water. The ocean is my favorite playground.

8. What is your favorite thing to do with your family?

Movies and a restaurant.

9. Do you use digital or film photography?

I use to do film and now switch completely to digital; it’s instant and very economical.

10.Eevee asks: "What is your favorite breakfast meal?"
Oatmeal with chocolate and slices of banana.

11. You've recently achieved 88,888 fans on your 2nd facebook page! Congratulations! Is there anything you'd like to tell all your fans?
Do what you love the most and do it with passion.

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